I would like to take this time to let you know to take everything that I have talked about so far with a grain of salt because remember, I am not a professional architect or anything like that with any formal training and everything comes from my personal experiences and opinions.

On the last one I talked about what other materials you can use for certain buildings or houses instead of using wood, but that one actually does come from a little bit of experience from my job working for a home restoration company.

Licensed & Insured

buildSo unless you are a professional yourself or have had some formal training and/or education, you should always use contractors that are licensed & insured for any and all work that you have done on a home or office building. There are a lot of companies out there who like to advertise that they have all of their paperwork in order and up to date, but unfortunately that can mean a lot of different things and is not always as sure fire as they like to make it sound.

Although you can take some of what I have talked about on here into consideration, you probably shouldn’t do more than that. There are a million different companies out there that do all kinds of repair or remodeling work who have years of work and experience under their belt. These are the guys you need to listen to closely.

You might think at this point that someone who loves architecture as much as I do must have a career in it somehow right? Well, as much as I admire their work and wish it were true, the work I do has nothing really to do with architecture and it is just a very strong passion of mine.

Not Cut Out

1I really don’t think I have what it takes to make it as a successful architect here in America. Maybe in my home country where the competition isn’t as strong and the educational process isn’t as tedious, but I don’t have the money or the brain power to make it happen here.

I am actually OK with this fact though and don’t ever let it get me down. For the most part, I look at work as work and would never want to lose my appreciation for something because I do it as a job. It has always been a wonder to me whether or not people who say that they love their jobs actually love them and for how long.

I know that I love architecture, but I don’t know how much I would love it if it consumed my life all day every day and my way of living depended on it. For now, I am just happy to be a fan and admirer from a far :)